Jeanmarie Evelly

Reporter/Producer @jeanmarieevelly jevelly@dnainfo.com

Jeanmarie Evelly is a Reporter/Producer at DNAinfo.com New York covering Astoria and Long Island City.

She spent several years reporting for community newspapers in the Bronx, including the nonprofit Bronx News Network and the award-winning Norwood News.

She is a former contributing editor at City Limits magazine, where she covered the criminal justice system, winning a Prevention for a Safer Society (PASS) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for a story she wrote about chronic homelessness among ex-inmates in New York City.

She holds a B.A. in English from SUNY New Paltz and a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Astoria, Queens.

 

Fun fact: Though she now works with words for a living, Jeanmarie lost her fifth-grade spelling bee after getting the word "lamppost" wrong. To this day, the word still gives her pause.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 12, 2014

Drink $2 Local Brews at LIC's Flea's New Beer Garden This Weekend

The flea market will serve beers from local breweries, including SingleCut and Rockaway Brewing Company.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 11, 2014

DOT Plans Pedestrian-Friendly Changes for Area South of Queens Plaza

Changes include adding pedestrian islands and extending sidewalks in some locations.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 10, 2014

Sample a 5-Course Tomato Meal for Charity at Alobar Festival

Tomato Fest will feature five tomato-centric courses, with some of the proceeds going to charity.

Maspeth, Middle Village & Ridgewood »

September 10, 2014

Assembly Incumbent Margaret Markey Beats Primary Challenger in Queens

Markey beat out Queens Community Board 5 challenger Dmytro Fedkowskyj in the 30th Assembly District.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 9, 2014

Outdoor Flea Market Coming to Teamsters Parking Lot in Court Square

Court Square Flea will debut Sept. 20 in a lot at 22-43 Jackson Ave. and feature roughly 40 vendors.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 9, 2014

Legislators Pushing to Soundproof Schools Near Train Tracks

P.S. 85 in Astoria is so noisy that students have to hold up hand signals when they can't hear.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 9, 2014

Astoria Pet Owners Push for Better Dog Run

Dog owners want a place with benches and separate spaces for large and small pooches to play.

Astoria & Long Island City »

September 8, 2014

Burglars Scale Fence and Steal Booze from Bohemian Beer Garden, NYPD Says

Police say the suspects took off with vodka, tequila, bourbon, scotch, rum and gin.